The State Department inspector general says Hillary Clinton did not comply with the agency’s policies in accordance with the Federal Records Act, in the latest headache for the presidential candidate’s campaign.
A report released on Wednesday, which has been obtained by Politico, reveals Clinton’s reluctance to use an official email account as well as hacking attempts on her private server. The report was distributed to Capitol Hill lawmakers and rips Clinton for her exclusive use of private email during her four years at the agency.
“Secretary Clinton should have preserved any Federal records she created and received on her personal account by printing and filing those records with the related files in the Office of the Secretary,” the State Department report says. “At a minimum, Secretary Clinton should have surrendered all emails dealing with Department business before leaving government service and, because she did not do so, she did not comply with the Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act.”
While Donald Trump focuses on bashing Clinton in advance of the general election, Clinton now has to worry about increased scrutiny of her email scandal. The report even mentions her most trusted aide, Huma Abedin, by revealing a 2011 exchange in which Clinton acknowledged privacy concerns pertaining to State email addresses.
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